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Tinubu appoints John Okeniyi as new CMD OAUTH


President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Prof John Okeniyi as the new Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The announcement was made through a press statement released by Patricia Deworitshe, the Director of Information at the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, on Monday.

According to the statement, Prof Okeniyi’s appointment is effective from August 24, 2023, and is initially for a four-year term.

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During the presentation of the appointment letter, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Daju Kachollom, on behalf of the Coordinating Minister of Health, Prof Ali Pate, emphasized the importance of Prof Okeniyi’s role and the expectations of the Nigerian people regarding healthcare delivery.

He urged the new CMD to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders to ensure the continued provision of quality healthcare services.

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Kachollom said, “It is expected that you will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure that the Hospital continues to deliver quality healthcare services to our people.”

Expressing his gratitude, Prof Okeniyi thanked the Federal Government for the opportunity to serve and pledged his commitment to carrying out his responsibilities diligently.

He assured that he would work closely with all stakeholders, address staff welfare, and strive to resolve internal issues at the hospital.

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Okeniyi said, “I promise that I will not disappoint Mr. President and the Ministry of Health. I will work in collaboration and harmony with all stakeholders, and look into the welfare of staff of the hospital. I will also do my best to ensure that the incessant internal crisis at the hospital will be brought to an end.”